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TUDOR AND ALINGHI RED BULL RACING: SAILING INTO INNOVATION

A Pioneering Partnership for TUDOR


In a groundbreaking collaboration, TUDOR and Alinghi Red Bull Racing ventured into the world of competitive yacht racing in 2022, unveiling the Pelagos FXD and Alinghi Red Bull Racing Edition watches. This marked TUDOR's first foray into the dynamic realm of competitive sailing. Alinghi, a two-time America’s Cup champion in 2003 and 2007, joined forces with Red Bull Racing, recently crowned F1 World Champion, in an unprecedented association. Beyond the 100% Swiss Made sailing crew, Alinghi Red Bull Racing brought together a diverse and skilled international team of fifteen nationalities, emphasizing cutting-edge skills, especially in design.


At the heart of this collaboration is the Alinghi Red Bull Racing AC75, a vessel representing the pinnacle of maritime engineering. Crafted from a proprietary blend of carbon, titanium, and stainless steel, the AC75's hull defies the water's surface at high speeds, showcasing cutting-edge technology in maritime design. The Pelagos FXD and Pelagos FXD Chrono models embody the daring and innovative spirit shared by TUDOR and Alinghi Red Bull Racing. These timepieces go beyond conventional boundaries, reflecting the essence of two entities committed to pushing limits and exploring new horizons.


TUDOR joined forces with Alinghi Red Bull Racing as the Main Partner in their pursuit of the 37th America's Cup. This prestigious sailing event demands vision, innovation, and audacity. TUDOR, echoing its century-long spirit of #BornToDare, aligns itself with Alinghi Red Bull Racing, a team comprising the legendary two-time America's Cup winner, Alinghi, and the global sports force, Red Bull. Under the flag of the Société Nautique de Genève, this partnership brings together prowess, innovation, and a shared commitment to excellence.


Find the latest details about the Alinghi Red Bull Racing here.


Tudor Alinghi Red Bull Racing Yacht on the water

Race-Ready Timepieces


The matte dials of the Pelagos FXD models, mirroring the hue of the AC75 hull, prioritize legibility. Finished in Alinghi Red Bull Racing Team Blue with a red-tipped second hand, the Chronograph model features additional red accents around the counters, reminiscent of the AC75's aesthetics. The subtle “Alinghi Red Bull Racing” mention on the rehaut between 10 and 2 underscores the watch's affiliation. The luminescent ceramic composite square hour-markers and “Snowflake” hands, a design legacy from the sixties, enhance legibility in challenging conditions.


Continuing the hallmark of TUDOR, the single-piece fabric strap combines manufacturing quality, robustness, and comfort. Specifically developed for the Pelagos FXD models, it features a "Team Blue" jacquard-woven ribbon with red accents and a titanium “D” buckle with a self-gripping fastening system. This technical strap adapts to different wrist sizes, ensuring comfort during maritime endeavors.


Powering the Pelagos FXD Chrono, the Manufacture Calibre MT5813 offers hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, and date functions. Boasting a matte finish, tungsten openwork monobloc rotor, and a “weekend-proof” 70-hour power reserve, this COSC-certified movement exceeds industry standards. Crafted with a column wheel mechanism and vertical clutch, it exemplifies robustness and reliability, hallmarks of TUDOR quality. The Pelagos FXD is equipped with the Manufacture Calibre MT5602, displaying hour, minute, and seconds functions. With alternate sand-blasted and polished surfaces, a tungsten monobloc openwork rotor, and a non-magnetic silicon hairspring, this COSC-certified movement functions within a remarkable tolerance range of 6 seconds (-2/+4) per day. The “weekend-proof” power reserve ensures uninterrupted performance even after a weekend off the wrist.

 

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Encased in a 43mm black carbon composite case with a matte finish, the watch features the iconic Alinghi Red Bull Racing logo engraved on the case back. The titanium screw-down crown, adorned with the TUDOR shield, ensures a water resistance of up to 200m (660 ft). The 60-minute bidirectional bezel in titanium, with a matte black carbon composite insert and 120-click functionality, adds both style and functionality. Check out this modern chronograph from TUDOR in unworn, preowned condition below:



TUDOR Pelagos FXD Chrono leaning against rope with water effect

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